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Brooklyn, NY – Borough Park Kidnapper Out on Bail.

May 16, 2007 at 11:42 PM
ALERT!! Borough Park, Brooklyn NY - We reported here about the Boro Park attempted kidnapping story. Now, merely two days after a Brooklyn teen allegedly tried to kidnap a feisty 11-year-old who wriggled out of his grasp, the suspect was back on the street yesterday. Bernard Mutterperl, 19, of Borough Park, got out of Rikers Island shortly before 2 p.m., Correction Department officials...

Tallinn, Estonia – Estonia opens synagogue for first time since Nazi era

May 16, 2007 at 08:55 PM
Tallinn, Estonia - Estonia's last synagogue was wiped out in 1944, amid fierce gunfire and overhead air raids, as Nazi troops fled the Red Army's advance. But yesterday, after a six-decade wait, the country's 3,000-strong Jewish population finally donned prayer shawls and clutched siddurs, as the first synagogue since the Holocaust opened in Tallinn...

New York, NY – Former President Clinton Supports Mayor Bloomberg’s Congestion Plan.

May 16, 2007 at 08:20 PM
New York, NY - Mayor Michael Bloomberg's plan to charge motorists fees to drive into the most congested parts of Manhattan got a powerful boost on Wednesday from former President Clinton. "The longer I wait in traffic, the better I like it," Clinton said. Clinton warned not to underestimate the mayor, noting his success at pushing through a citywide smoking ban in bars and restaurants despite...

Sherman Oaks, CA – Jewish Center Gets Anti-Semitic Letter

May 16, 2007 at 06:30 PM
Sherman Oaks, CA - A letter containing anti-Semitic language was sent to a Jewish community center in Sherman Oaks today, less than two weeks after swastikas and an anti-Semitic message were posted on the door of a City Council member's office nearby, as was reported here on Vos Iz Neias. Officials at the Valley Cities Jewish Community Center, 13164 Burbank Blvd., notified police that they had...

Little Egg Harbor Twp., NJ – Massive Wild Fire Continues to Rage.

May 16, 2007 at 05:59 PM
Updates on NJ Wild Fire throughout the day. 7:49 AM Little egg Harbor Twp., NJ - The forest fire that began Tuesday afternoon has grown to 18,000 acres in Ocean and Burlington counties this morning, and officials were hoping that an afternoon storm would bring rain to the area. The fire is about 10 percent contained and there have been no further evacuations. U/D 10:30 AM About 30 percent of...

Long Island, NY – Lawrence School Budget Passes

May 16, 2007 at 05:31 PM
Long Island, NY - The Lawrence school budget passed last night by a wide margin, capping a divisive campaign that positioned parents of public school children against parents of children who attend private schools, as was reported here. With most votes counted, the district's Web site gave the vote as 5,527 in favor, 3,191 opposed, and a district employee said today that while those numbers...

New York – Senate Approves Airline Passengers Bill of Rights

May 16, 2007 at 04:01 PM
New York - The State Senate has unanimously approved legislation that would require airlines stuck on the ground for more than three hours because of poor weather conditions or other types of delays to provide passengers with snacks, water, fresh air and power. The bill, which was approved 60 to 0, would also create an Office of Airline Consumer Advocate within the New York State Consumer...

New York, NY – NYPD Going Back To Segways.

May 16, 2007 at 03:58 PM
New York, NY - Police officers assigned to parks and beaches for the summer will get around on Segways, the motorized scooters once described as the first great invention of the 21st Century, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said Wednesday. The two-wheeled gizmos hit a pothole in 2003 when they were recalled because they tended to fall over when the battery ran low. The problem has been fixed, and...

Monsey, NY +Working Fire+

May 16, 2007 at 03:43 PM
Rockland County, Monsey, NY +Working Fire+ Fire Department on the scene Hatzolah responding to multiple calls for a fire at the Adult Home at 15 Monsey Blvd. All occupants of the home and their surrounding neighbors have been evacuated. U/D: 16:18 Fire Department requesting utility company to respond, for the overhead live wires that were on fire outside the structure, no damage to the...

Kogarah, Australia – Alias Man Arrested .

May 16, 2007 at 02:52 PM
Kogarah, Australia - Moshe Mordechai, 50, was arrested in Kogarah on Tuesday. Police found three false NSW driver's licences and two New Zealand driver's licences in different names, along with several credit and debit cards in the car. Mordechai, who is alleged to have about 14 aliases, was refused bail when he appeared at Sutherland Court yesterday charged with assault occasioning actual...

Las Vegas, NV – Lev Leviev Buys Out Boymelgreen In Las Las Vegas.

May 16, 2007 at 02:20 PM
Las Vegas, NV - Lev Leviev and Shaya Boymelgreen are continuing the berak-up of their partnership. Africa-Israel Investments Ltd. controlled by chairman Lev Leviev, has acquired Boymelgreen’s stake in Leviev Boymelgreen of Nevada LLC, and is selling the holding to a third party for $160 million. Africa-Israel said that it expected to post only a negligible capital gain, if any, on the deal...

Washington – U.S. Offers $200,000 For Tips On Missing Troops.

May 16, 2007 at 01:07 PM
Washington - The U.S. military is offering a $200,000 reward for information about the location of three missing American soldiers, or the identity of their kidnappers, a senior U.S. military official at the Pentagon told CNN's Barbara Starr. The military is dropping approximately 150,000 leaflets from helicopters in the area. [CNN...

New York – Parts of Hudson Valley Under Tornado Watch

May 16, 2007 at 01:01 PM
New York - Parts of the Hudson Valley are currently under a tornado watch until 6 p.m. this evening. The affected counties include: Orange, Ulster, Rockland, Dutchess, Westchester, Putman and Columbia.Strong to locally severe thunderstorms will be possible this afternoon and evening...as a cold front moves through the region. The storm prediction center has placed the entire tri-state region in a...

New Jersey – Air Force Opens Probe Into Forest Fire, Prepared To Incur All Liability.

May 16, 2007 at 12:55 PM
New Jersey - The U.S. Air Force today opened an investigation into the cause of the forest fire that has burned more than 18,000 acres of the Pinelands in southern Ocean County, destroyed five homes and damaged eight others. The Air Force has formed an accident investigation board to formally probe the cause of the fire, which broke out during a training exercise Tuesday at the Warren Grove...

Rockland County, NY – Legislature Voted to Ban Smoking in Cars with Children

May 16, 2007 at 12:18 PM
Rockland County, NY - It soon could be illegal to smoke in your own car in Rockland County if children under the age of 18 are present. The Rockland Legislature voted unanimously to approve the new smoking law. County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef has 30 days to sign or veto the measure; he has not announced his decision. Dr. Jeffrey Oppenheim, president of the county Board of Health, said...

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